Before Martin Scorsese was in the new and then Francis Ford Coppola, and now director Terry Gilliam has also released a statement on Marvel movie and shows his hate for marvel movies! He was another brilliant director who joined the Marvel hate bandwagon, he has made films such as Time Bandits, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and more, he said that Marvel does a mediocre job correctly depicting reality.
He tells IndieWire:
“If you are that powerful, you should be dealing with reality a bit more. What I don’t like is that we all have to be superheroes do anything worthwhile. That’s what makes me crazy. That’s what these movies are saying to young people. And to me it’s not confronting the reality of, you know, the quote-unquote human condition. You know what it is like to be a normal human being in difficult situations and resolving them surviving. I can’t fault them for the sheer spectacle, except it’s repetitive. You still have to blow up another city.”
With a statement like that, I’m not completely sure that Gilliam has even ever seen any Marvel movies. Anyone who has seen these movies will disagree with that statement. Just because something is identified as a superhero or comic book movie doesn’t mean you can’t sink in and tell a deep story about the human condition and its characters. Marvel has done a brilliant job with storytelling and character development.
The director then trashed Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther, calling it “utter bullshit” for giving young fans a false sense of belief.
“I hated Black Panther. It makes me crazy. It gives young black kids the idea that this is something to believe in. Bullshit. It’s utter bullshit.”
Gilliam goes on to say that he suspects the people who made the movie bothered to visit Africa in development for the movie:
“I think the people who made it have never been to Africa. They went and got some stylist for some African pattern fabrics and things. But I just I hated that movie, partly because the media were going on about the importance of bullshit.”
What are your thoughts on Gilliam’s comments regarding Marvel movies and Black Panther?